Chapoutier Ermitage Le Méal Blanc 2019 Bottle size: 750ml

France, Rhône
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‘The richest and most fruit loaded of the trio is the 2019 Ermitage Le Méal Blanc, which comes from a warmer terroir. This killer Hermitage Blanc has a vivid gold hue as well as a crazy good nose of quince, honeyed currants, acacia flowers, spice, and orange marmalade. It doesn't have the minerality of the L'Ermite (and to a lesser extent, the De l’Orée) yet has a more opulent, fat, unctuous style that's still flawlessly balanced and remarkably pure. This is another magical Hermitage from Chapoutier that does everything right. I followed this bottle for multiple days and it only improved with air.’ – Jeb Dunnuck, 100/100

‘The 2019 Ermitage le Méal Blanc boasts remarkable complexity, ranging from hints of pencil shavings and crushed stones to a range of ripe, honeyed fruit (pear, melon, citrus) and then into slightly spicy-herbal, salty elements that bring celery seed and fennel to mind. It's medium to full-bodied, broad and mouth coating on the palate, yet retains a terrific sense of freshness that revolves around gentle citrus pith/zest and salted licorice on the lingering finish. 2021-2040’ – Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate, 96+/100

‘A rich and textural style with a gently smoky element running through it. Fresher than de l'Orée this year, but still massively rich and concentrated with a long finish. Touch of tomato leaf and tangy acidity - a lively style, like a fat man that can dance. 70% aged in demi-muid; 15% new oak, the rest is second- or third-use barrels. The remaining 30% is aged in stainless steel.’ – Matt Walls, Decanter, 96/100

‘Spectacularly complex nose of dried fruit (everything from pear to pineapple) with a whiff of smoke wafting through it. Very rich, but precisely contoured with a very impressive structure, the spiciness building towards the finish. Both succulent and refined at the fabulous, creamy finale. From biodynamically grown grapes with Demeter certification. Drink or hold.’ – James Suckling,, 96/100

More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Michel Chapoutier
Alcohol 14.5%
Body Medium to full-bodied
Blend information 100% Marsanne
Drink to Drink or Long term cellaring
Variety Marsanne
Rating JD 100
Producer information Michel Chapoutier is the ultimate overachiever. Not only do his thrilling single-vineyard wines set the benchmark for the entire Rhône Valley, but he also produces some of the best value wines on the planet. With a 200-year history, wines from all corners of the Rhône and supreme quality throughout, Michel Chapoutier is the king of the Rhône Valley. Organic and biodynamic farming principles, together with traditional winemaking in top appellations, produce structured wines with long ageing potential. The wines tend to be generous, but each one speaks of its terroir and shows immaculate balance.
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